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Term Management Tools

Description

If you need to reorganize your tags and categories, this plugin will make it easier for you. It adds two new options to the Bulk Actions dropdown on term management pages:

  • Merge – combine two or more terms into one
  • Set parent – set the parent for one or more terms (for hierarchical taxonomies)
  • Change taxonomy – convert terms from one taxonomy to another

It works with tags, categories and custom taxonomies.

Usage

  1. Go to WP-Admin -> Posts -> Categories.
  2. Find the Bulk Actions dropdown.
  3. Reorganize away.

No support

I, scribu, will not be offering support for this plugin anymore (either free or paid).

Fixes are submitted by other contributors, on Github.

Screenshots

  • Merge
  • Set parent

Installation

You can either install it automatically from the WordPress admin, or do it manually:

  1. Unzip the “term-management-tools” archive and put the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

You can either install it automatically from the WordPress admin, or do it manually:

  1. Unzip the “term-management-tools” archive and put the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu.

Reviews

ޖުލައި 26, 2020
Many thanks to the plugin's Author! This plugin saved hours. It worked well for me with WordPress 5.4
މާރޗް 15, 2020
A small but vital tool that allows you to change taxonomies and combine taxonomies in the "categories" and "tags" pages. It should be a core feature. The plugin is so simple you TRULY don't need support for it, if you manage to blog without supervision in general. :p
މާރޗް 2, 2020
I've been looking for a plugin that can take several categories and put them inside one specific category, and now I've found the tool. This is still working even if it's 2020.
އޮކްޓޯބަރ 7, 2019
Can't believe that it's 9 years since it was published and there's still no way to merge taxonomy in WordPress core. They found time to add all the bells and whistles, even Gutenberg not demanded by anybody, but such and obvious and needed function is still absent. Actually I was rather lucky that i found the plugin cause it's buried in the deepest end of plugins section and even if you copy/paste it's name you'll have to scroll down a few pages. It's crazy! Hope WordPress developers won't brake it with some update... !!! Take notice this plugin does not swap attribute terms selected for variations, so after attributes merge you'll have to readd them manually
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Contributors & Developers

“Term Management Tools” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Term Management Tools” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.1.4

  • improved taxonomy cache cleaning. props Mustafa Uysal
  • added ‘term_management_tools_term_changed_taxonomy’ action hook. props Daniel Bachhuber
  • fixed redirection for taxonomies attached to custom post types. props Thomas Bartels
  • added Japanese translation. props mt8

1.1.3

  • preserve term hierarchy when switching taxonomies. props Chris Caller

1.1.2

  • added ‘term_management_tools_term_merged’ action hook. props Amit Gupta

1.1.1

  • fixed error notices
  • added Persian translation

1.1

  • added ‘Change taxonomy’ action

1.0